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HOUSE PRICES: Coast and islands up in March

spanish house prices in March 2016

The latest figures show house prices rising in coastal areas, whilst remaining subdued at a national level.

The average national price of property rose just 0.8% in March, according to the latest index from Tinsa – Spain’s leading appraisal company.

Resale asking price figures from Spanish property portals Idealista.com and Fotocasa.es show prices unchanged in the case of Fotocasa, and down 2.8% in the case of Idealista (based on asking prices for listings in their databases). All the latest figures are highlighted in the chart above in yellow.

So the overall picture for Spain is one of a market that has stabilised, but still lacks momentum for a sustained increase at a national level. Given the economic environment and continuing oversupply of homes in many areas, this story could continue for some time.


Tinsa spanish house price index march 2016, mediterranean coast and islands highlighted
Tinsa house price index in March 2016. Annualised change change column highlighted, Coast and Islands rows highlighted

Figures from the appraisal company Tinsa show that, whilst the average national price rose just 0.8% year-on-year in March, house prices on the Mediterranean coast rose 4.3%, and by the same amount in the Balearics and the Canaries, all areas where foreigners tend to buy.

Peak-to-present, Spanish house prices are still down 41%, and by 46.5% on the Mediterranean coast, where prices fell the most in the crisis. In contrast, prices have held their ground the best on the Spanish islands.

Tinsa is the leading valuations company in Spain, and offers services in English such as legal searches, official online valuations, and energy certificates.

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